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To Be or Not To Be American: The Truth About Tule Lake Concentration Camp - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Besides resistance to their being imprisoned and refusing army service, were there ever any acts of “disloyalty”/terrorism ever committed by these No-No Boys? If so, what?

That’s a big question this documentary engages, though the definition of “disloyalty”/terrorism is crucial. But the most important ...

To Be or Not To Be American: The Truth About Tule Lake Concentration Camp - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki


Canadian Nikkei Series

Educating Kana: PhD Student Studies Canadian Nikkei Education

Norm Masaji Ibuki

What, if anything, makes us uniquely Canadian Nikkei? 

In many ways, we are very much like Nikkei in the United States as we’ve grown up in similar cultural environments, schools, churches and even immigrated from the same places in Japan.


Canadian Nikkei Series

Vancouver Shakuhachi master and Tonari Gumi Co-Founder Takeo Yamashiro ~ Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Were you ever drawn to any other traditional Japanese instruments like the taiko?

Well, it looks to me that today’s taiko players take a totally different approach to training themselves. Mr. Daihachi Oguchi, a jazz percussionist, considered to be responsible for transforming O-suwa style ceremonial taiko ...

Canadian Nikkei Series

Vancouver Shakuhachi master and Tonari Gumi Co-Founder Takeo Yamashiro ~ Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

While I have never met Takeo Yamashiro in person, he seems familiar to me in a way that good friends are even the first time you meet them.


A Book Review: Diamond Gods of the Morning Sun

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Everybody loves a good sports story and baseball ones seems to possess certain narrative qualities that help it to reach mythological proportions.


Canadian Nikkei Series

Junji Nishihata: Following Jesse’s Path - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Quebecers seem to have a special relationship and interest with Japanese culture. Is this something that you recognize too?

Quebec is the one province in Canada that consumes the most Japanese goods. In terms of dollar value, the bulk of this is cars and electronics, but anime ...

Canadian Nikkei Series

Junji Nishihata: Following Jesse’s Path - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

When I reflect on why I have been involved as a writer with the Japanese Canadian community for almost 25 years now, I really have the late, great filmmaker and writer Jesse Hideo Nishihata to thank for much of this.


Canadian Nikkei Series

Toronto Woodcarver Kats Takada - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Title: “Cancer Notice” (butternut wood)


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*Sansei *Born in Toronto *Grandparents are from Shiga and Kumamoto kens* Families were interned in Kaslo, Bayfarm and on a Manitoba beet farm * Lived in Sendai, Japan from 1994 to 2004 * Grade 5 teacher in Mississauga, ON * Aikidoka * Writer for the Nikkei Voice for close to 20 years * Writer of "Canadian Nikkei series" which aims at preserving Canadian Nikkei stories. Future of the community? It depends on how successful we are in attracting and bringing in the Shin Ijusha (recent Japanese immigrants) into the established pre-WW2 Nikkei leadership and wider community. Education is the key.

Interesses sobre os nikkeis

  • histórias comunitárias
  • histórias familiares
  • festivais/matsuri
  • culinária japonesa/nikkei
  • bairros japoneses
  • taiko
  • aikido
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